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China Tells Gaming Firms to End ‘Solitary’ Focus on Profit

  • Shares tumble on concern of further restrictions in industry
  • China to limit children’s game play to three hours a week
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WATCH: The state-run Xinhua News Agency reported gaming companies including Tencent were summoned by a pair of China’s government agencies. (Source: Bloomberg)
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Chinese regulators summoned gaming companies including Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Netease Inc. to discuss further oversight of the industry and the need to deemphasize profits, prompting a steep share selloff.

Tencent, the country’s largest gaming company, dived as much as 6.7%, on track for its biggest fall since July, while smaller rival Netease fell as much as 7.7%.